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Winnipeg Underground Film Festival: BEND TO EARTH

Sun, Jun 3 / 6:30 pm

BEND TO EARTH
Book-ended by recollections from the Dakota Access Pipeline protests at Standing Rock, this selection of four videos examines relationships between earth and human processes, technology and geology, physical and emotional pain. Personal reflection and concepts of distance are explored while tracing the extraction of oil, ore, mineral and memory. I have a very strange relationship to this rock. New work from Canada, France and the United States.
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EYES IN THE SKY dir. Frédérick Belzille
2017 | CA | 3 min | video | Manitoban premiere
A drone operator (Drone2bwild) describes the circumstances and the moment when the Indigenous Rising Drone flew away. Video made from a long take of a drone footage and a narration taken from a live feed and post during the #NODAPL protest. -FB

Matière première dir. Jean-François Reverdy
2015 | FR | 27 min | video | Manitoban premiere
A trip from the exploitation of iron to its transfer to the ocean aboard the longest train in the world. The ancient device of the pinhole is used to provide an unusual perception of the desert, populated by machines and men. -JR

The Making and Unmaking of the Earth dir. Jessica Bardsley
2018 | US | 16.5 min | video | Canadian premiere
Combining archival footage of earth processes with interviews of mysterious experiences of physical and emotional pain, this film turns to the earth and its geology to make visible the often invisible events happening inside of people. -JB

Dislocation Blues dir. Sky Hopinka
2017 | US | 17 min | video | Canadian premiere
An incomplete and imperfect portrait of reflections from Standing Rock. Cleo Keahna recounts his experiences entering, being at, and leaving the camp and the difficulties and the reluctance in looking back with a clear and critical eye. Terry Running Wild describes what his camp is like, and what he hopes it will become. -SH

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Mon 19

Shoot Some 16mm – A 16mm Film Workshop

Camera Orientation Day: Sat. Sept 8, 2018 - 10 AM - 2 PM
Shooting Days: Sept 10 - Oct 19, 2018
Processing Day: Sat. Oct 20 & Sun. Oct 21 - 10 AM - 2 PM
Editing: Oct 22 - Dec 5, 2017
Screening Date: TBD
Mon 19

2018 Fall Basic Filmmaking Class **SOLD OUT**

October 9, 2018 - November 25, 2018
Tue 20

“Writing the TV Pilot” with Liam Brennan **SOLD OUT**

Tuesdays: November 20, 27 & December 4, 11, 18 | 7pm – 10pm
Wed 21
Wed 21

ARRI Camera Tech Seminar & Product Presentation

Location: William F. White | Wednesday, November 21 | 7pm - 9pm

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We’re located in the heart of Winnipeg's historic Exchange District in the Artspace building. We are across the street from Old Market Square at the corner of Arthur Street and Bannatyne - one block west of Main.

The Winnipeg Film Group is located on Treaty 1 Territory and on the ancestral lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene Peoples and in the homeland of the Métis Nation. We offer our respect and gratitude to the traditional caretakers of this land.

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